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The Edge of Protection

Binyamin Rose

If the Hamas missile threat had until now been relegated to the towns in Israel’s south, this time around the entire country is living under the threat of rocket fire, as Tel Aviv and Bnei Brak, Rechovot and Holon, Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, have all become the new frontier. Will Operation Protective Edge finally put an end to the seemingly infinite missile barrage, or will it be another Band-Aid on Gaza until the next round?

 

Here to Serve You

Barbara Bensoussan

Whether Moish Binik is picking up the dinner tab for a group of dropouts, handing out vouchers for a family who can’t afford groceries, opening his basement to kids on the street, or creating a low-markup supermarket where people can still breathe after checkout, he’s living the maxim that people who give away everything are really the most full.

 

Running a Victory Lab

Shimmy Blum

They’re tracking your habits. They’re reading your links. They’re watching your moves. The Democratic and Republican campaign centers know everything about you. Where you shop, what you buy, the news sites you visit and your voting patterns. They’ve mined your data and now they’re primed to bombard you for your vote.

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The Slow Death of Europe
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Time to Tell It Like It Is
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Vi Elult’zich?
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Wild Card
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Good for You
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Unparallel Lives
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